About Us

I want to help job seekers be successful,
so I created Career Handler.

When I say the job search is in my blood, it may sound a bit dramatic, but it is true.  Like my father, I am an executive search consultant and I have worked as a senior level recruiter for most of my career. I have placed 100's of senior level executives and have a passion for helping people find their next job. Some years ago, I got involved with Atlanta JobSeekers, a local volunteer organization designed to help people during their job search.

To better serve the group, I began asking for input from the job seekers I was coaching. I asked them about their greatest challenges, their frustrations, what worked and what didn’t. Our group met at a local restaurant, so I literally used to write my notes on napkins. After a couple of years, I had collected a lot of napkins and I learned a lot about the ups and downs of searching for a job.

It’s not just about
finding a job, it’s about
finding the right job.
I found that I was answering the same questions over and over again and realized that there were not any resources available to help guide people through a step-by-step job search. I discovered that job seekers tend to focus on the wrong things at the wrong times and that often they actively search without a clear plan for finding their next job.  Most, left their plan up to responding to job postings and watching their resume enter the "Black Hole", never to return again.

I also realized that many of the best practices used in recruiting were transferable to the job search.  So, I combined my personal experience as an executive search consultant with the experiences of everyday job seekers to create a simple step-by-step job search system called Career Handler. I have used the system to increase the effectiveness of my coaching sessions and I have seen people use these tools and tactics to create real results. Career Handler was designed to help you take control of your next career move. It’s not just about finding a job. It’s about finding the right job where your passion and profession can come together.  I want that for you!

I invite you to follow the Career Handler process, get connected with one of our Career Handler coaches and become part of our community. Use our system to activate your search, then, share your experiences with me. Let me know what you think. If you aren’t 100% satisfied, contact me directly and I will personally refund your money.

All the best in a successful job search and look forward to hearing about your next career move!


Eric Handler

Eric Handler is a partner at Handler & Associates, one of the premier retained executive search firms in the Southeast. The firm has been in business for over 30 years and has successfully executed over 2700 executive searches.

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      • Job hunting can be an overwhelming process especially in this challenging economy. Career Handler Workshop gives you a step-by-step roadmap to guide you through your transition. The information presented is invaluable and will be a tremendous resource in the future.
        Kathleen Durham
      • I just accepted an offer from Keystone Foods as Controller – LD Foods. I will be moving to Huntsville, AL soon. I really appreciate the helpful tips you have shared. I have learned a lot about patience and faith over the last few months!
        Diane Ackerman
      • I had been out of work for over a year and only had had one interview…at the first meeting, I realized a big problem — I was approaching the job search in a very haphazard manner, once I got serious about the job search, I interviewed with 5 different companies in about 6 weeks…I think just having a plan of execution and carrying it out is extremely helpful and many jobseekers do not have that.
        Kathryn Whitbourne
      • …the comprehensive job search training is a definite benefit. It gives a road map to what job seekers should be doing daily. Thanks for putting that together for us.
        John Cary
      • I can endorse, without reservation, the Career Handler series. Following the step-by-step procedures greatly assisted with maintaining a highly functional and organized search.
        Steve Chapman
      • I wish I had learned about the Career Handler job search system earlier in my career search…as a result of the system, my time management skills have improved significantly and my job search is much more focused. I am confident that the Career Handler system will decrease the amount of time it will take for me to the land the right job. I have recommended it to those who are between jobs, as well as those who are currently employed-it’s a unique way of staying on top of your career.
        La Vonda R. De Witt
      • The Career Handler job search and accountability system is awesome. I love its detail orientation. It keeps me organized and focused in my pursuit of employment. I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about getting a new job.
        Paul Webb
      • The Career Handler Job Search program has been such a great help to me. If I had been introduced to it nine months ago when my job search began, I believe I would be employed by now and not facing some of the extreme decisions I will need to make within the next few weeks. The Career Handler Job Search puts everything in such a great order that one following the steps is sure to come out a winner.
        Geri McElroy
      • I see you are going through your 5-part series about networking. That series is what eventually led me to the position I am in today. I used your contact sheets back in November and within one week I was working as a 1099'er and six weeks later I was offered a fulltime position. Just recently I was offered a management position within the company, so networking and using your contracts truly works. I miss the Friday meetings but not enough to stop working.
        Pat Zorica
      • I am a huge advocate of Career Handler because it applies a very systematic, methodical approach to a job transition with tools that help you stay organized and on-track. It focuses on identifying hidden job market opportunities through personal network expansion. It has energized my search and helped me focus and improve my day to day morale & sense of accomplishment.
        Ramona Mendoza
      • Thank you so much for the tool kit items. I am finding the workshop EXTREMELY helpful in getting me on track. I am not an extroverted person so I need this type of step by step instruction to force me out of my comfort zone to make contacts and speed up my job search.
        Lisa-Marie Grow
      • Meeting Eric Handler and having the opportunity to work his “Career Handler” program has had a significant impact on my life. Not being an expert on how to find a job, I was seeking direction and specific guidance on how to proceed. The Career Handler program is a virtual cookbook on getting yourself ready and into action to find the RIGHT next job. Just as important to creating and executing my job search marketing plan was getting myself focused on what was right for me. Getting my “head on straight” was a turning point. Does the Handler system work? It did for me. I found the job I envisioned in less than three months. Don’t hesitate on this. It is money well spent with the potential for a significant return on your investment for the betterment of your life.
        Bob Pafundi
      • The Career Handler job search training is ‘hands down’ THE best program I’ve encountered. This program is phenomenal and works by simply following a step-by-step process. This training program was so well written that it makes your job search more focused and successful in the present day market. This is a ‘must do’ program for anyone searching for employment.
        Denise H. Rabb
      • I really enjoyed the meeting this morning. I came home and emailed a couple of my coworkers from my Gold Kist/Pilgrims Pride years, and heard back from one within 10 minutes with three leads. He also called me on the phone and we talked for about 15 minutes about the particulars!
        Diane Ackerman